State Capitals of the Fifty States

Each U.S. State Capital

Map of State Capitals in the USA
Map of State Capitals in the USA. JakeOlimb / DigitalVision Vectors / Getty Images

The following is a complete list of the state capitals of the fifty United States. Note that the word "capitol" refers to the building and not the city.

The state capital in each state is the political center of the state and is the location of the state legislature, government, and governor of the state. In many states, the state capital is not the largest city in terms of population. For example, in California, the most populous state of the United States, the state capital of Sacramento is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the state (the three largest are Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego.)

For information about each state, visit my Atlas of the 50 States. The data below are from the United States Census Bureau.

State Capitals

Alabama - Montgomery

  • Population: 200,602 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 31.4% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $43,535

Alaska - Juneau

  • Population: 32,756 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 37.8% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $84.750

Arizona - Phoenix

  • Population: 1,563,025 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 26.5% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $46,881

Arkansas - Little Rock

  • Population: 197,992 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 38.5% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $46,409

California - Sacramento

  • Population: 490,712(2015 estimate)
  • Education: 29.3% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $50,013

Colorado - Denver

  • Population: 682,545 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 43.7% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $51,800

Connecticut - Hartford

  • Population: 124,006 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 15% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $29,313

Delaware - Dover

  • Population: 37,522 (2015 estimate)
  • Education: 28.4% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $xxx

Florida - Tallahassee

  • Population: xxx (2015 estimate)
  • Education: xxx% have a bachelor's degree
  • Median Household Income: $45,660

    Georgia - Atlanta

    • Population: 463,878 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 47.1% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $46,439

    Hawaii - Honolulu

    • Population: 998,714 (Honolulu County, 2015 estimate)
    • Education: 32.5% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $73,581

    Idaho - Boise

    • Population: 218,281 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 39.1% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $49,209

    Illinois - Springfield

    • Population: 116,565 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 34.9% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $48,848

    Indiana - Indianapolis

    • Population: 853,173 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 27.6% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $42,076

    Iowa - Des Moines

    • Population: 210,330 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 24.7% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $46,430

    Kansas - Topeka

    • Population: 127,265 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 27.5% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $41,412

    Kentucky - Frankfort

    • Population: 27,830  (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 25.5% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $40,622

    Louisiana - Baton Rouge

    • Population: 228,590 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 32.7% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $38,790

    Maine - Augusta

    • Population: 18,471 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 23.2% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $38,263

    Maryland - Annapolis

    • Population: 39,474 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 45.7% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $75,320

    Massachusetts - Boston

    • Population: 667,137 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 44.6% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $54,485

    Michigan - Lansing

    • Population: 115,056 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 25.1% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $35,675

    Minnesota - St. Paul

    • Population: 300,851(2015 estimate)
    • Education: 38.6% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $48,258

    Mississippi - Jackson

    • Population: 170,674 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 26% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $33,080

    Missouri - Jefferson City

    • Population: 43,168 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 33.2% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $47,901

    Montana - Helena

    • Population: 30,581 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 44.8% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $50,311

    Nebraska - Lincoln

    • Population: 277,348 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 36.2% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $49,794

    Nevada - Carson City

    • Population: 54,521 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 20.4% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $50,108

    New Hampshire - Concord

    • Population: 42,620 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 35% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $54,182

    New Jersey - Trenton

    • Population: 84,225 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 10.7% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $35,647

    New Mexico - Santa Fe

    • Population: 84,099 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 44% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $50,213

    New York - Albany

    • Population: 98,469  (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 36.3% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $41,099

    North Carolina - Raleigh

    • Population: 451,066 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 47.6% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $54,581

    North Dakota - Bismarck

    • Population: 71,167 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 34% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $57,660

    Ohio - Columbus

    • Population: 850,106 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 33.4% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $44,774

    Oklahoma - Oklahoma City

    • Population: 631,346 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 28.5% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $47,004

    Oregon - Salem

    • Population: 164,549 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 26.9% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $46,273

    Pennsylvania - Harrisburg

    • Population: 49,081(2015 estimate)
    • Education: 18.4% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $32,476

    Rhode Island - Providence

    • Population: 179,207 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 28.6% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $37,514

    South Carolina - Columbia

    • Population: 133,803 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 40.1% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $41,454

    South Dakota - Pierre

    • Population: 14,002 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 33.2% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $52,961

    Tennessee - Nashville

    • Population: 654,610 (Nashville-Davidson balance, 2015 estimate)
    • Education: 35.8% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $46,758

    Texas - Austin

    • Population: 931,830 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 46% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $55,216

    Utah - Salt Lake City

    • Population: 192,672 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 42.1% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $45,833

    Vermont - Montpelier

    • Population: 7,592 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 52.5% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $60,676

    Virginia - Richmond

    • Population: 220,289 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 35.4% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $41,331

    Washington - Olympia

    • Population: 50,302 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 43.4% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $52,834

    West Virginia - Charleston

    • Population: 49,736 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 39.3% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $48,959

    Wisconsin - Madison

    • Population: 248,951 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 55% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $53,933

    Wyoming - Cheyenne

    • Population: 63,335 (2015 estimate)
    • Education: 27.7% have a bachelor's degree
    • Median Household Income: $54,845

    Article expanded significantly by Allen Grove, October 2016